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For Immediate Release:
June 28, 2012
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Marta Martinez-Aleman

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Vice Chairwoman Edmonson rallies local agencies for fifth NW 18th Avenue clean-up in Liberty City


In a concerted effort to make the NW 18th Avenue corridor between 62nd and 71st Streets safer and cleaner, Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson led her fifth clean-up through the Liberty City neighborhood on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. A team made up of Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management, Police, and Code Enforcement units, the Greater Miami Service Corps and the City of Miami Homeless Assistance program walked through the commercial corridor and residential streets cleaning up debris, citing property and business owners not in compliance, and talking with residents and business owners on the needs of the neighborhood.

"We continue to come through this area because the residents want to see a cleaner, safer avenue where new businesses can open. They want this street to be a lively and thriving corridor," Vice Chairwoman Edmonson said. "These residents are law-abiding citizens who keep up their homes and contribute to the stability of Liberty City.  We have cited owners who don't mow or clean-up their property, we have picked up garbage and debris and we have found homeless people living in makeshift shacks within overgrown lots and gotten them the proper help. They now have a roof over their heads.  These walkthroughs help us pinpoint trouble spots where we need to take action."

 Vice Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson talks with residents of the NW 18th Avenue corridor.

 Vice Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson talks with residents of the NW 18th Avenue corridor.

 Vice Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson talks with residents of the NW 18th Avenue corridor.

Vice Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson gathers the team at NW 63rd Street and 18th Avenue.

Christopher Albury, Miami-Dade County Neighborhood Compliance Supervisor, check out an overgrown lot.

Vice Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson talks with residents of the NW 18th Avenue corridor.